(a) A qualified member of the engine department is any person below officer and above the rating of coal passer or wiper, who holds an MMC or MMD endorsed as qualified member of the engine department issued by the Coast Guard.
(b) For purposes of administering this part the rating of assistant electrician is considered a rating equal to coal passer or wiper.
(c) An applicant, to be eligible for an endorsement as qualified member of the engine department, shall be able to speak and understand the English language as would be required in the rating of qualified member of the engine department and in an emergency aboard ship.
(d) An STCW endorsement will be issued or renewed only when the candidate for endorsement as a qualified member of the engine department also produces satisfactory evidence, on the basis of assessment of a practical demonstration of skills and abilities, of having achieved or maintained within the previous 5 years the minimum standards of competence for the following 4 areas of basic safety:
(1) Personal survival techniques as set out in table A-VI/1-1 of the STCW Code (incorporated by reference in § 12.01-3).
(2) Fire prevention and fire-fighting as set out in table A-VI/1-2 of the STCW Code.
(3) Elementary first aid as set out in table A-VI/1-3 of the STCW Code.
(4) Personal safety and social responsibilities as set out in table A-VI/1-4 of the STCW Code.
(e) An STCW endorsement will be issued or renewed only when the candidate for endorsement as a qualified member of the engine department meets the standards of competence set out in STCW Regulation III/4 and Section A-III/4 of the STCW Code (incorporated by reference, see § 12.01-3), if the candidate will be serving as a rating forming part of a watch in a manned engine-room, or designated to perform duties in a periodically unmanned engine-room, on a seagoing ship driven by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW [1,000 hp] propulsion power or more.
[CGFR 65-50, 30 FR 16640, Dec. 30, 1965, as amended by CGD 95-062, 62 FR 34538, June 26, 1997; USCG-2000-7790, 65 FR 58458, Sept. 29, 2000; USCG-1999-5610, 67 FR 66069, Oct. 30, 2002; USCG-2006-24371, 74 FR 11257, Mar. 16, 2009]
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